How to Make a Family Technology Contract

We raise our kids to be polite and respectful in person so why wouldn't we stress those same values in the online environment? A digital citizenship contract will help spell out your expectations of . . .

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Let the Kids Get Dirty

Let the Kids Get Dirty

A clean freak’s tips for outdoor playAs a recovering clean freak, I often create excuses to avoid going outside. Kids have a knack for achieving maximum grubbiness outdoors. My 3-year-old likes to s . . .

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Let Your Kids Get Messy

Let Your Kids Get Messy

Most parents have vetoed a messy activity simply to avoid the cleanup. It’s time to let go. Messy play is sensory play—the gold standard of early childhood learning. Children learn best when they . . .

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Keep Love Strong: 36 Creative Ways to Rekindle Romance

Keep Love Strong: 36 Creative Ways to Rekindle Romance

Do you find yourself spending less time with your spouse because of everyday responsibilities, work and children? According to the National Marriage Project’s “Date Night Opportunity Report,” co . . .

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Out the Door on Time: Tips for a Smooth Morning Routine

Out the Door on Time: Tips for a Smooth Morning Routine

Lazy mornings at home with toddlers made arriving at preschool on time a challenge. When my son started kindergarten, I was determined to get my act together. Here are tips to get out the door in 45 m . . .

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Tips to Help Dads Connect with Daughters

Tips to Help Dads Connect with Daughters

Young girls need positive male role models in their lives. When a father shows a genuine interest in his daughter and treats her with respect, he sends the message that all men should treat her in a s . . .

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